Happy Halloween!

Jill Stowell Anxiety, Classroom, Development, Executive Function, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, Learning Disability, Mental Health, School

I remember going to a “Haunted House” on Halloween when I was in the 6th grade.  At one point, we were given peeled grapes in the dark and told that they were eyeballs.  It was so deliciously creepy! What is it about that little thrill of fear that is so fun?  Maybe it’s that we get to experience that little …

Learning Disability Does NOT Equal Low IQ

Jill Stowell 504 Plan, Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Mental Health, School

David Letterman and Jay Leno both used to do “man-on-the-street” interviews.  In spite of all kinds of documentation on the contrary, a “man-on-the-street” interview would reveal that many people equate a learning disability with low IQ. Parents with smart but struggling students see far too much evidence of their child’s ability to accept the low IQ theory. Learning Disability Defined: …

Different and Proud of It!

Jill Stowell Classroom, Development, General Information, Homeschool, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Mental Health, School

The Today show aired a fun piece today about a little girl who opted to wear a hotdog costume to her dance class on Princess Day! Now that’s confidence!  I love the individuality of little kids and I love it when people aren’t afraid to be themselves. Being different because you choose to be is often something to be admired.  …